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what stays and what goes? the first funnel deadline is here. find out which bills have surved in the iowa legislature. plus... iowa's only frac sand mine is looking to expand their operations. but they're facing resistance from a number of people living near the existing mine. and hundreds of children living in flint don't have to fear washing their hands, thanks to one 7-year-old boy. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
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storm track seven meteorologist kyle kiel is here now with your storm track seven forecast. good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will
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the pattern looks dry for the most part. in the iowa legislature... today brings a key deadline for lawmakers: the first funnel. legislature... today brings a key deadline for lawmakers: the first funnel. bills had to be voted out of a committee by today or they die. this morning, we're looking at what's moving forward...and what's not. one bill that died is connected to the rose bowl. it called out stanford becuase of their halftime performance that made fun of iowa..... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live this morning. many people in iowa were not thrilled when they heard about this... they were hoping to put the game -- and the band's performance behind us... tell us what happened. this bill would ban collaboration been iowa's state universities and standford until the california school apologizes for their half time performance.... their band poked fun at
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formation... and bringing out a dancing cow.. this bill did gain some support from univerisyt of iowa fans... but yesterday.... a majority leader told reporters that the bill would not be debated in house or senate.... he also said that it would quote, " probably be good if senators from southern iowa had a sense of humor...." we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. many iowa fans at the rose bowl booed the standford band during their performance... many others went on social media and shared their thoughts. let's look at some of the other bills that died. one would have required you to a bill aimed at requiring the racing and gaming commission to do a study on the impact smoking has on casino employees has died. another bill that did not make it -- one that would ban smoking on casino gaming floors. let's take a look now at some the surviving bills which move forward
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one deals with a drug which can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. the bill would allow first responders...includi ng police officers and firefighters...to carry and administer the drug. also moving forward -- a bill that would ban employers from asking about about someone's history on the job application. some eastern iowa cities have considered similar "ban the box" rules. employers could still ask you about your criminal history, just later in the process. also moving forwrd -- a bill that could count the number of untested rape kits in our state. multiple states have focused on these kits in recent years. the federal government pledged 40-million dollars last year to address the issue. it's a process helping our country become a leader in oil production: fracking. but it's very controversial and a big fight over the process is playing out right here in eastern iowa. iowa's only frac sand mine is looking to expand their operations in clayton county, but face stiff resistance from a number of people living near the exisiting mine. kwwl's brad hanson digs deeper
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nature haven farms north of since pattison sand company moved in. "bluffs are being destroyed, habitat is also destroyed." now they're worried things could get worse--pattison is now asking clayton county to rezone more than 700 acres of property, so they can continue mining into the forseeable future. but to understand why they want to expand, it's important to find out who they are, and what they do. pattison sand company began mining silica sand in 2007. that sand is perfectly round, and is used to prop open shale in fracking operations. water, sand and some chemicals are pumped into shale formations, and oil and natural gas are extracted. the fracking industry has quickly become a large supplier of oil to "it's just too big of a deal in controversy. many opponents claim the process can do a lot of
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damaging water supplies deep below the earth. gil gutknecht, a spokesperson for pattison, says those fears are exaggerated. "we all benefit. i mean, natural gas is so cheap today, the quiet farmlands of clayton county. rezone a large chunk of land here to keep them in business for anywhere from five to fourty five years from now. it's a business they say brings tens of millions of sure that we can essentially amortize those costs, we need more property." but they're being met with stiff resistance from the vifians and many others in the county.
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environmental issues, like air and water quality, to noise and the changing face of the landscape. "we just feel that frac sand mining is very destructive to the natural environment, and the beauty of our area. bluffs are being destroyed, habitat is also destroyed." and although pattison's request is only for underground mining, a loophole in clayton county ordinance could leave the area vulnerable to other development down the road. "we rezone the land to heavy industrial, can somebody else, they sell their land, somebody else comes in and wants to do together a five person committee to answer many of the questions brought up by the vifians and other concerned neighbors. they'll pull studies that
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supervisors in the next few months. the vifians are hopeful the committee will come up with recommendation for the board that will address many of their concerns--not just for their sake, but for the sake of the generations to follow. our lifespan, but our children and our grandchildren down the road." in clayton county, brad hanson, kwwl news. if the request is denied, clayton county says pattison would probably stay in business for the next few years anyway. they also say pattison would be the individual state wrestling tournament is underway... and one wrestler is risking his life to compete. caleb meinders suffers from an auto-
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it attacks his liver, and if he's hit just right... it could be deadly if he doesn't receive medical care. but the wrestler isn't letting theres nothing to be scared about, if youre scared of it stopping me. caleb's football career was cut short by this... but because wrestling isn't considered an impact sport... he's allowed to do it. for those battling high cholesterol, doctors usually recommend focusing on diet, weight and exercise. but experts say lowering stress can also have a major impact. u-n-i professor christopher edginton gives lectures around the world. even though he changed his diet, his cholesterol kept rising. that's when doctors suggested he reduce his stress level, something that's often overlooked... doctor: very few of us realize i tell my students find one hour ever day to take care of yourself do sometimes whether
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experts say stress can release hormones that increase fat cells.. which can boost the bad type of cholesterol, known as l-d-l. when a seven- year-old virginia boy learned about the water crisis in flint, michigan, he knew he had to do something to help. and with the help of his parents and a flint elementary school, natalie zarowny tells us how a little "that stuff is bad, i just feel out. so he and his parents called eisenhower elementary in flint, asking what they could do. "they already had a lot of water bottles. eisenhower elementary school asked us is sure." isiah's parents say the principal at eisenhower told them students were afraid to go-fund-me page to raise money. at last check, that's almost nine-thousand dollars. "show him that when you think of something, with the parent
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take it as far as, however far sanitizer arrived at eisenhower friday. they captured isiah's very happy reaction when he heard the news. but the virginia family's selflessness doesn't end there. "so right now we have enough for all 12 schools out in flint. once that's fulfilled the next step is daycares or women's shelters." kids and parents at eisenhower are grateful for the little boy from virginia's big heart. "i think he's pretty nice and stuff. he's giving us hand sanitizer and we didn't do nothing for him." "i though it was so sweet cause he's a kid. and for a kid to think, you know, they're trying we know somebody, some people from other countries who's not having this problem cares about us." and isiah? he's just happy to help. "that was the best day of my life. trying to help a different school. it doesn't matter if you're small. it doesn't mean
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his go-fund-me page has now raised more than 95- hundred dollars in just under two weeks. here in iowa -- a simple tweet has resulted in a lot of help for people in flint, michigan. it's a story we first told you about yesterday on today in now a chain of grocery stores are responding to his call for help. they donated 11 truckloads of water... which matches his jersey number... "i'm emotional. it brought a lot talk about." the trucks are expected to arrive
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it's coming up on today in iowa.... someone in eastern iowa is trying to break the world record for largest scooby-doo collection. it's a story new this morning... plus... more than a million workers at one retail chain are expecting a raise this weekend. here's the bus stop forecast. it's going to be a windy day today. more details in your full forecast coming up in just a few minutes. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl."
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here
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eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the
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clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down
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with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs today will be a windy and warmer wind will begin to calm down 40s to mid 50s. there is a average and the pattern looks to the north will see a few dropping into the 30s under a the 50s early next week, today will be a windy and warmer in iowa.... mcdonald's is testing out its plus... we'll introduce you to an eastern iowa man that claims to have the largest scooby-doo
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a consumer alert for you tbiggest employers will be giving raises to thousands of employees this weekend. more than a million walmart workers will get a raise tomorrow -- boosting the companies minimum wage from nine dollars an hour to ten dollars an hour. the change applies to almost all of walmarts hourly workers... the raises will cost the company an additional one poitn five billion dollars this year alone. mcdonald's is giving a whole new meaning to chicken and waffles. it's testing what it calls the "chicken mcgriddle"... it's a fried chicken patty in a pair of maple syrupy-sweet buns. if you want to try it, you need to go to ohio. mcdonald's recent decision to serve breakfast all day has been
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popular and an economic win for the chain. an eastern iowa man thinks he can break the world record for having the most scooby- doo memorabilia.... kwwl's amanda gilbert caught up with him to learn more about his ""if you can think of scooby doo." me. you dont talk to me. you don't interrupt me. when scooby doo is on..." he's been watching the beloved dog since he was 6... "saturday morning cartoons.... we actually had to get up and of his everyday life.. "my dog, i named him scrappy doo... "put him up, put him up, that's him." "scooby do is reality.. he's the only one that makes sense in my life...he's afraid until it matters then he's a brave dog. that's life. you cowar when you can, but when it's time to put your foot forward, you do it." according to the guinness world record.... a canadian woman has the largest collection of scooby- doo memorabilia... she has 1,136 pieces...but hoftender says he can beat
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"slippers.. gotta have those..." "old clocks" "these are from paris..." "1968.. a gumball from then..." he thinks he has over 3,000 pieces of scooby doo memorabilia.... "we've got you covered.... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. he is working on setting up a time to meet with guinness world record to count his memorabilia...
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in iowa." now on today in iowa: passengers tell us what happened as a plane has to make an emergency landing in eastern iowa. plus, a deadly construction accident. a generator falls from a crane as it's being lowered. and one day, two states on the line. democrats and republicans are in different parts of the country this morning -- making their their say tomorrow. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven
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good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and the pattern looks dry for the most part. in the iowa legislature... today
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in the iowa legislature... today brings a key deadline for lawmakers: the first funnel. bills had to be voted out of a committee by today or they die. this morning, we're looking at what's moving forward...and what's not. one bill that is not moving forward would have impacted drivers across eastern iowa... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... she can tell us more about this bill... a new bill was introduced to state lawmakers that would have made it illegal for iowans use hand-held phones while driving... but that bill has died... it will not be take a look at this video right here... the driver looks down for just a few seconds... and then this continues to be brought to lawmakers attention...
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supported the bill.... but there were groups against it.. such as the american civil liberties union of iowa.. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. right now it is illegal in iowa to text or send an eamil on your cell phone while driving,... lawmakers put the brakes on another bill. the plan to raise the speed limit on some roads to 60 or 65 did not make it out of committee. there were concerns about cost -- and safety. some law enforcement officers say 55 is fast enough -- especially for young drivers. the state's minimum wage will not be going up -- 12 dollars an hour was the proposal. the bill called for a handful of hikes to get it there. to 8-75 in july, 10- 50 in january. then to 12- dollars in july of next year. here's a bill that's still alive. the plan to keep minors out of tanning beds. a house subcommittee approved a bill that would ban anyone under the age of 17 from tanning. the state senate passed a similar bill last year -- that states that does not regulate indoor
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also on the move -- legislation requiring hgh schools to have a certified medical professional at sporting events. the bill focuses on so called collision sports -- like football, wrestling and soccer. the goal is to prevent and treat concussions -- but some iowa schools are concerned about the cost. they say budgets are already tight -- and they don't know how they can afford to pay for it. finally -- a medical marijuana bill is still alive. it means more people could be able to use cannibas oil. the legislation would also create a system for manufacturing and dispensing it. right now, iowa law allows some epilepsy patients to use cannabis oil...but... without a system in place to sell it, things get tricky. this week, the house commerce committee voted 17 to 6 in support of the bill. continuing coverage: this morning, flights are expected to run smoothly in and out of waterloo -- after an unexpected landing yesterday. an american airlines plane left sioux falls for chicago, but was forced to land at the waterloo airport. crews say they saw smoke coming from the cockpit.
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"we heard this terrible noise that was ongoing. so we were people were yelling, swearing." after about a four-hour wait, passengers left on a new plane, but a few decided to keep their feet on the ground and make the drive to this morning, three people are in the hospital after this happened. a helicopter crash lands in the water. it happened in pearl harbor. people who saw it happen -- jumped into the water to rescue everyone on board. there were five people on the chopper. at least three were taken to the year-old is in critical condition. the helicopter is owned by a company that gives tours of hawaii. scary moments at a grocery store when an s-u-v slams into it. police in texas say a man drove right through the front door. a woman inside the store -- and the driver of the s-u-v -- are
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there's no word on how they're back in iowa -- and a tragedy at a construction site. an iowa man has died after falling from a cell phone tower. the hamilton county sheriff's office says stefan watermann from anamosa, fell working at a site near ellsworth. he was 28. two people have died after a construction accident in new jersey. a five-ton generator fell from a crane. it was being lowered into place when a strap snapped. osha is now investigating. the fbi is searching a home connected to a relative of one of the san bernardino shooters. the california home has been searched before... but thursday federal agents were seen carrying out a box of things and a computer. public money for planned parenthood is being stripped in one state. wisconsin governor scott walker signed two new laws that cut millions of dollars from the organization in wisconsin... "we want to make sure that as that they're used in a way that's responsible and reasonable."
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restricting how much planned parenthood can be reimbursed for prescription drugs. the other new law eliminates three-and-a-half million dollars --- specifically because some planned parenthood clinics provide abortions. to decision 2016. the final arguments today for democrats in nevada and republicans in south carolina. tracie potts has the latest developments -- including donald trump's back-and- forth with the pope. the clinton family campaigns in nevada today. with caucus...hillary clinton and bernie sanders are essentially tied, both going after the state's large latino electorate: "my immigration policy is to out donald trump. i said, "basta!" enough of this prejudice and paranoia." at a candidate forum trump - with a smaller but still firm lead in south carolina - blasted president george w. bush on iraq... defended against claims that he supported the war and toned down his criticism of pope francis calling him "unchristian" for
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with mexico. "i think he was very much misinterpreted, and i also think he was given misinformation." "i just don't think it's appropriate to question donald trump's faith." ted cruz and marco rubio are courting south carolina's conservatives. "south carolina's role is to step up and ensure that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states is a real and proven conservative." and while his numbers aren't in the top-tier, john kasich's making voters feel good... "we all need to slow down a little bit." as the democrats and republicans go after their next election prize.. tomorrow. clinton and trump are still leading nationally in the polls, but clinton's lead has been cut in half in just the last month. i'm tracie potts in washington - back to you.
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respects -- honoring justice scalia. the supreme court justice died last weekend. his body will lie in the great hall of the supreme court building. the funeral will be held tomorrow. new sanctions for north korea are now law. president obama signed off on the new sanctions yesterday. they're designed to punish north korea for launching nuclear and missile tests -- as well as suspected cyber attacks. the measures freeze the assets of anyone doing business related to north korea's nuclear or weapons programs --or anyone suspected of being involved in human rights abuses in north korea. they've been waiting to see this for 10 years. a crowd cheers in alabama as a passenger train arrives for the first time since hurricane katrina -- damaged the tracks. amtrak ran it as a test. it has not announced plans to bring back regular service. a strange story out of detroit. a couple traveling from south korea is accused of trying to smuggle more than four million dollars in fake money into the u-s.
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showed up at a detroit airport. they say the couple brought it and planned to burn it in honor of those who have died. it's common tried to spend it -- they were not arrested. this morning, an exotic animal is on the road to recovery -- thanks to a rescue on the side of the road in dubuque county. sheriff's deputies found a bearded dragon. kwwl's brad hanson tells us about the animal's recovery. meet daenerys, named after the popular hbo series game of thrones character. like her fictional counterpart, the story of how daenerys got here is the stuff the side of the road by these two deputies--frozen nearly to death. "it was really really cold that night. close to zero if not to robin mundt's nearby house--but it didn't look good. "it was literally so stiff and not moving. i mean you picked it up and it just came like a board in one piece." but a little cold wouldn't keep this not so mythical dragon
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within hours she had movement back, and soon was back to her old self--slaying her cricket foes--and charging headlong into battle--across the vet floor. "these guys are just gentle, laid back" oh...right--the point being, she's healthy again, and in good hands. daenerys might not have had a home before she was rescued, but she does right here at petmed. she's going to be used as an educational tool around the office to help train people how to deal with exotic animals." mundt says she's expected to live a long and healthy life--most likely, drama free. bearded dragons tend to live about ten years.
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morning: including an eye- opening study about sedatives. plus -- the winter heat. two things that don't seem to go together... but they're causing here's the bus stop forecast. it's going to be a windy day today. more details in your full forecast coming up we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day
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eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and
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most part. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid
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for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with above average and the pattern looks dry for the day across eastern iowa. areas advisory is in effect for the mostly sunny sky and high the 50s early next week, today will be a windy and warmer otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. we are following breaking news this morning...firefighte rs respond to a fire in waterloo this morning. the fire happening in the 1700 block of jefferson street in waterloo around five this morning our crew on the scene saw two people being removed on stretchers -- at this point we don't know their conditions. our crew also says the fire appears to be under control, but we'll continue to update you as we
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the winter warmup has a few states already dealing with a dry danger. strong winds whip up this huge grassfire along the kansas missouri border. the fire destroyed at least two barns -- and scorched several acres. it could hit 70 degrees with winds nearing 20 miles an hour there today --- which would not help the situation. the time now is he's worn many hats as a producer and artist --- now, there's one more on the table. see who's offering kanye plus -- she was making dinner for a church -- but almost served up something that wasn't on the menu. she could not believe what she found inside a can of green beans. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in new albin, postville, springville and all
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-- is a very serious problem. this morning, we're also hearing overdose deaths from sedatives are on the rise. a new study shows the number of adults filling a prescription for sedatives is up 67- percent in the past 20 years. in that time --overdoses from sedatives more than quadrupled. high-risk for a deadly overdose may be getting sedatives without a prescription -- or combining them with alcohol or other drugs. super-fans with deep pockets are closer to living the life of james bond. but not by surviving a dramatic fight scene. a charity auction of things from the movie
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sportscar from agent double-oh- seven. yesterday, it sold for more than three million dollars. the auction house didn't say who bought it, but parking it in the driveway is pretty much all they safety features required to be street-legal. police are trying to help kanye west get out of debt. it appears they're offering him a job. the philadelphia police department posted this tweet. we r hiring, kanye west! starting salary of almost 48-thousand dollars. you could be debt free by the year 31-22. kanye tweeted recently that he's 53 million dollars in debt. a woman opens a can of green beans... for a surprise, she'd like to forget. the woman in utah -- was making dinner for a church youth function -- when she found a snake head. right in the middle of all those beans. the manufacturer -- western family -- now says cans are being pulled off the shelves. "when i went to dish them out, i thought it was a burnt bean
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snake head." she says she's glad the company is taking steps to make sure something like this doesn't happen to anyone else. much better news to pass along-- the decorah eagles with their first egg of the year. the raptor resource project posting on their twitter account the egg was spotted just before 8:30 last night. it's you're watching today in iowa on k- w-w-l.
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puppy power to its lineup. an employee at a station in arkansas brought his dog to work
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the golden retriever named shade won everyone over... almost everyone. the news director there made a deal. if a picture of shade on their facebook page got 100-thousand likes, he could stay around as station mascot. they didn't get there... but guess what? the dog is staying anyway -- joining their morning newscast. eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. here is your storm track 7 day advisory in effect through 6 pm. otherwise, it will be a realatively quiet period. slight chance for rain sunday. here's a live look outside at ,
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kwwlnow on today in iowa... the first funnel deadline is here. we're looking at which bills survived and which are dead. plus...frack sand is the center of a controversial national debate. one that's playing out right here in eastern iowa. we dig into the issue in a special report. and an iowa man is trying to get into the record books...for having the most scooby doo items. we'll hear from him later this morning. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and

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